At the time of Alexander the Great no city is reported to have existed in this area, and the history of Bukhara cannot be traced before the 4th or 5th century of our era, which is the probable date of the first coins with indigenous Bukharan Sogdian writing on them. [Click to Enlarge] The ancient Ark of Bukhara dated to a settlement dated to 500 BCE or (approx.) 2500 years ago.
The bulk of the present brickwork is believed to be dated to 850 CE and its repairs and re-building ever since, however elements of the original thousands year-old foundation remains visible. Later kings have a legend reading βwγʾr γwβ kʾwʾ (or kʾnʾ) “king of Bukhara, the hero” (or: “Kā¦nā¦,” a personal name).
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The reason is both poor archaeological study of this city and problems arising out of the necessity to study the city having existed in one place from the moment of its origin to the present day. The first one is to study the modern topography of the city and restore the ancient layout on the basis of the modern street network. He suggested regular development of shakhristan of the city with quarters of 130-140 x 45-50 m.
(Bolshakov, 1973, 235-244) Further work in Bukhara allowed specifying and concretising the scheme suggested.
The name Bukhara may be derived either from a Sogdian word *βuxārak, whence Old Turkish Buqaraq, meaning “fortunate place” (cf. fwxʾr) or, less likely, from a local form of vihāra, a Buddhist monastery (see buddhism ii). “giant”) or kʾy, which Henning (apud Frye, 1949, p. Naršaḵī seems to favor the former, citing an Arabic word fāḵera with the same meaning, whereas Jovaynī (I, p. 28) suggested was a Sogdian calque on the Middle Persian Kay (written kdy), a title first found on legends of the coins of Pērōz (r. After the Arab conquest Arabic words were added to the coins, and gradually the Bukharan legend, no longer understood, degenerated to illegibility. Finally only Arabic legends appear, which for the most part are only pious formulae. It would seem that there were several local lords in the oasis of Bukhara, especially in the towns of Paykand, Vardana, and Varaḵša. The second way is to interpolate data on other cities of the Bukhara oasis to Bukhara itself. Shishkin at Varakhsha and Paykend, carried out since 1981 by the joint expedition of the Hermitage and the Uzbek Academy of Science Institute of Archaeology are extremely important. Bolshakov paid attention to the dimensions of quarters, which seemed to be very large.Long-term excavations in Paykend allowed revealing dimensions of the living quarter in the city. Dimensions of a quarter in Bukhara were proved be twice as large. He believed that Pendzhikent proved it because large dimensions of quarters were also typical there.